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Teresa Villaverde

A Idade Maior (Alex)

Edition 1991
118' - 1991 - Drama - Dialogue: Portuguese
Director: Teresa Villaverde With: Ricardo Colares, Teresa Roby, Joaquim de Almeida
Teresa Villaverde's debut feature takes the Portuguese colonial wars with Angola, Mozambique and Guinea between 1962 and 1973 as the background to a poignant drama about the loss of innocence. Alex's peaceful life in the Portuguese countryside comes to an end when his father leaves for actîve duty in Mozambique. At first, his father's letters home keep the family together but when they stop coming and the weeks of silence turn into months, Alex and his mother gradually lose hope... (Screen International 12.7.91)

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Credits

Director

Teresa Villaverde

With

Ricardo Colares, Teresa Roby, Joaquim de Almeida

Scenario

Teresa Villaverde

Director of Photography

Elfi Mikesch

Editor

Vasco Pimentel, Manuela Viegas

Producer

João Pedro Bénard, Joaquim Pinto, João Pedro Bénard, Joaquim Pinto

More information

Dialogue

Portuguese

Countries of production

Germany, Portugal

Year

1991

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